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Mississauga and Brampton has Ontario’s worst COVID-19 positivity for seventh week

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Mississauga and Brampton has Ontario’s worst COVID-19 positivity for seventh week

For the seventh week in a row, Peel Region (Brampton, Mississauga, and Caledon) has the highest COVID-19 percent positivity rate out of all of Ontario’s public health units.

Toronto-based research group ICES ranked all 34 public health units in Ontario for the week of April 25 to May 1 based on their percent positivity (percentage of positive tests in the area).

Peel currently tops the list at 16.63%, far surpassing Toronto at 12.29% and Durham at 10.40%.

Ontario overall is listed seventh at 8.55%.

The top 15 public health units are listed above

Peel’s percentage is down from last week where it reported 18.73%.

The same data for the week shows that of the 50 areas in Ontario with the highest COVID-19 percent positivity, seven are in Mississauga and 10 are in Brampton.

Despite lower COVID-19 testing rates among school-aged children (i.e. elementary to secondary) likely because children aren’t in school, ICES says some regions are seeing very high percent positivity and incidence of COVID-19, including Peel at 32.5%-34.3% and Hamilton at 15.2%-24.8%.

Testing rates have remained relatively stable among young adults aged 18-22 years.

 

The full data is available to read here.

Data courtesy of ICES, photo courtesy of The Canadian Press

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